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March 18, 2022

Latin American Business Club (LABC) Conference

"From Me to We" / Strengthening PPPs in Latin America

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A GU Latin American Business Club (LABC) conference featuring a presentation of Professor Ricardo Ernst's latest book “From Me to We: How Shared Value Can Turn Companies Into Engines of Change” and a fireside discussion on how to best create shared value and foster public-private partnerships for the advancement of LATAM economies.

The 2022 LABC Conference was presented by the Latin American Business Club (LABC), a Georgetown University student-led club that strives to promote the business vibrance of Latin America across campus, with the support of Georgetown University´s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP).

"From Me to We" Book Presentation by Professor Ricardo Ernst

Shared value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social problems. While philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts focus on giving back, shared value focuses company leaders on maximizing the competitive value of solving social problems in new customers and markets, cost savings, talent retention, and more. In his new book co-authored with Jerry Haar, Ricardo Ernst expands on the concept of creating shared value (CSV) and makes a case for businesses, governments, and societies to embrace CSV to respond to 21st-century challenges and opportunities.

Fireside Discussion

Following the book presentation, MSB Professor Ernst moderated a fireside discussion about how to best create shared value and foster public-private partnerships in LATAM.

Featured Panelists

Manuel J. Balbontin, P'19, P'25: Chairman of Georgetown University's Latin American Board. Partner and founder of Compass Group, one of the leading independent investment advisers in Latin America, focused on asset management. Executive chairman of Compass Group Holdings, and senior investment strategist.  Executive chairman of Compass Group Holdings, and senior investment strategist. 

Myriam De la Vega, P’25 : Myriam Guadalupe “Pita” de la Vega is the Managing Director and CEO of Almacenes Distribuidores de La Frontera SA de CVMs and independent non-executive director at Fresnillo PLC. She is also the Managing Director of Maximus Inmobiliaria, and co-founder and one of the major stockholders of Domino's Pizza Cd. Juarez and Altec Purificacion. A member of Georgetown University Latin American Board.

Discussion moderated by MSB Professor Ricardo Ernst: Baratta Chair in Global Business and co-director of the Global Logistics Research program in the McDonough School of Business. Executive director of the Latin America Leadership Program. 

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